This ranking system originates over 15 years ago from the early days of the club syndicate Xtreme forums where Newagemugen began, and remains mostly unchanged ever since.
There is no guide or FAQ as to how ranks are attributed - but what we can tell you, is it is directly related to a members overall level of contribution & participation within the Newagemugen community via our forum.
Members who complete certain tasks or meet certain criteria are automatically promoted to higher ranks.
Certain ranks unlock special rights & privileges. The higher the rank, the more exclusive and valuable the rewards. Unlike regular mugen forums, Newagemugen rewards members who contribute to the community.
The higher the rank, the more bonuses, privileges, services, and content that will be available to you.
IMPORTANT TIP: You do NOT have to be a God-tier Mugen creator or Digital Art overlord to rank up in Newagemugen.
All you have to be is positive, persistent, sociable, and most of all, yourself - a community is only as good as it's conversation, and that conversation starts with YOU.
TIER 1 - Initiation Ranks (AKA Prospect Ranks)
Tier 1 Ranks are also known as "test ranks" or "prospect ranks".
These 6 ranks are designed to test and filter the type/s of new member/s we are/are not looking for.
Unlike Tier 2+ ranks and higher, Tier 1 ranks do not hold any special privileges.
Rank titles are self explanatory - Your journey starts here.
01. Lurker -->
02. New -->
04. Senior -->
05. Elite -->
06. Veteran -->
07. Legend -->
TIER 2 - Warrior class Ranks
Unlike Tier 1 test ranks, "Tier 2" or "Warrior" class ranks represent the first true tier of achievable ranks.
"Tier 2/Warrior Class" ranked members are considered to be official Newagemugen community members.
Members who pass the Tier 1 rank induction test will easily reach these ranks.
08. Mercenary -->
09. Vanguard -->
10. Phalanx -->
11. Berserker -->
12. Assassin -->
13. Centurion -->
14. Immortal -->
TIER 3 - Warlord class Ranks
Tier 3 or "Warlord class" Ranks are also known as "premium" member ranks.
Members of this class are typically fully fledged members that have worked exceptionally hard to promote and contribute to Newagemugen.
Tier 3 Warlord Class ranks unlock certain privileges and rewards unavailable to lower ranks.
15. Paladin -->
16. Dark Knight -->
17. Shinobi -->
TIER 4 - Mystic class Ranks
Tier 4 or "Mystic class" Ranks, also known as "allied" member ranks, are among the most prestigious of all acquirable ranks.
Regularly active Mugen Veterans, Advanced graphics/content creators and power contributors typically make up these ranks.
Reserved only for the most diligent and devout Newagemugen members, Less than 1 in 200 members manage to acquire a Tier 4 Mystic Class Rank.
18. Arcanist -->
19. Joker -->
20. ??????? -->
TIER X - Secret Class Ranks
Members of this rank class are also referred to as "sponsor/VIP" members.
Secret Class ranks differ in both type & privilege's. Secret ranks are only acquirable by meeting very specific criteria.
Gold Saint: Extremely charitable, generous members that have donated considerably, or regularly use our paid design/commission services.
They are the silent backers, that support Newagemugen from behind the scenes.
Some could argue that they are the real driving force that keeps the Newagemugen community going.
Without Gold Saints, our community would not even be here.
Only Members who are Financers, sponsors, donors and patrons can obtain this rank.
Gold Saints fund everything that keeps the Newagemugen Engine running:
-our web domain hosting/internet fees,
-our graphic design software/resource related costs,
-Google analytics/web maintenance related SEO work
-Crowd funded Mugen commissions
- Various other behind-the-scene things that keep the Newagemugen community running
Gold Saint ranked members have exclusive VIP access to ALL private/crowd funded Newagemugen exclusive Mugen content from any of our Team upon release.
Tier 0 - User Groups (Legacy Member Class.)
or special/returning members awaiting rank reassessment.
Tier 0 ranks are mainly for staff/administration & database management purposes.
Founders: The Gods, Founders and owners of NewageMugen.
Ex-members of the PhantomG's and Club-Syndicate Forum groups that created what we now have here today.
One can not earn this rank - you must be born with it lol.
Administrators: The overseers, the gatekeepers, the guardians of Newagemugen.
Administrators are responsible for all moderation & decision making to ensure newagemugen is properly maintained.
Administrators are special nominated staff that answer only to the Founders.
Primordial Relic: Primordial Relics are dormant/inactive/retired/deceased members that were once cornerstones of the Newagemugen community.
Members that made well known important contributions to wider mugen community as a whole.
Their accounts, forum activity and post history are archived on our forum for historic purposes.
Toadstool (Negative Rank):Toadstools are what other forums call "leecher" or "Super lurker" accounts.
They are also equivalent to "inactive" accounts.
Members who do not interact, participate, or contribute to the Newagemugen community in any shape or form, are automatically demoted to the Toadstool rank after certain criteria are met.
Toadstools are typically members who joined Newagemugen purely for access to download links.
Toadstools typically are only looking for free assistance/content.
In nature, Toadstools are fungi which thrive in dark, shaded seasonal conditions, almost popping up overnight.
They grow fast in numbers, and usually appear in clusters, only to perish equally as fast....
WARNING: Toadstool accounts are blocked from accessing certain links/parts of our forum.
Toadstool accounts are deleted after a certain period of time if the member does not remove himself from this rank.
To avoid/remove this rank, stay active, contribute, post and be part of the community.
- Pre-2018 discontinued ranks:
Members with VIP rank are OG members that have remained active in the Newagemugen community since its beginnings.
This usergroup is due for deletion/reassessment in 2020.
(This is a legacy Newagemugen "User group" system from the old Newagemugen ranking system used between 2010-2015.)
Contributor: (DEPRECATED) Members that have demonstrated they have knowledge of the Mugen code, or have contributed something useful to the forum. These members have special privileges, such as their own private release threads, and promotional rights. Rank type: Unobtainable.This usergroup has been discontinued as of Jan 2020.
CURRENT KEY MEMBERS OF STAFF
Founders: GLB, Grayfox
Administrators: GLB/G, NAMTron, Genesis/Demitri